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* APC-V hold special prayer for Ambode, Tinubu (Nation) * Lagos lawmaker urges FG to repair Lagos-Badagry expressway (Nation)

* APC-V hold special prayer for Ambode, Tinubu (Nation)          * Lagos lawmaker urges FG to repair Lagos-Badagry expressway (Nation)

SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE MARCH 31, 2018

 

APC-V hold special prayer for Ambode, Tinubu (Nation)

As 2019 General Election draws nearer, a group, APC Volunteers (APC-V), has endorsed Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, for second term in office, saying it took this decision based on Ambode’s unimaginable performance and commendable zeal for developmental projects that were visible in every nook and crannies of the state. The Lagos State Chairman of the group, Akeem Adejuwon Atupa, made this declaration while speaking during the special prayer session for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday. The event took place at the weekend at the LTV 8, Blue Roof, Lagos. Read more

Lagos lawmaker urges FG to repair Lagos-Badagry expressway (Nation)

A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Ibrahim Layode, on Saturday appealed to the Federal Government to give urgent attention to the Lagos-Badagry Expressway to ease the hardship of commuters and motorists on the road. Layode, representing Badagry Constituency I at the Lagos State House of Assembly, made the appeal during a walk exercise tagged; “Oil “88” Walk For Fitness” which he organised for residents. He spoke with the residents at his constituency office shortly after the walk. The lawmaker, who also is the Chairman, House Committee on Housing, urged government to repair the failed portions on the road to alleviate the sufferings of the people, saying “the road is in bad shape.” Read more

2 die, scores injure as one-storey building collapse in Lagos (Vanguard)

No fewer than two persons have been confirmed dead and scores injured after a storey building collapsed in Agege Local Government, Lagos State. Vanguard gathered that the building sited at 9, Abeje Street, Morikaz road, had been marked as been distressed by the State Government officials before it finally caved in yesterday. Aside the deceased, the injured victims have been rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja, for treatment by Lagos State Ambulance Service, LASAMBUS. Read more

Peace, tolerance essential for progress, says Lagos Speaker (Guardian)

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, on Saturday urged Nigerians to imbibe spirit of love, peace and tolerance, to move the nation forward. Obasa made the appeal in his Easter greetings to Nigerians, especially Christians, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Musbau Rasak. “Jesus Christ preached and practised love, peace and tolerance during his lifetime, and these are the qualities we should imbibe and practice to move this great country forward. Read more

Easter: Ambode greets Christians, preaches tolerance, sacrifice for one another (Nation)

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peaceful co-existence and sacrifice for one another, stating that development and growth can only occur in the nation when all tribes and tongue unite and speak with one voice. Governor Ambode, in his Easter message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, said such fundamental values would go a long way in promoting and strengthening the foundation of love, peace and harmony in the country, adding that the season should serve as a reminder to the selflessness, love, sacrifice and tolerance of Jesus Christ throughout His earthly sojourn, his death and his resurrection. Read more

Looters’ list: FG plotting to convict me at all cost – Metuh (Punch)

A former National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, has alleged that there is a secret plan by the Federal Government to convict him of corruption. Metuh, who is on trial before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for alleged corruption, was among six members of the PDP whose names were released by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to be among those who allegedly looted the treasury in 2015. With the release of the names,  Metuh accused the government of breaching the Constitution. Read more

Bayelsa govt, non-indigenes meet for peace, unity (Nation)

The Supreme Council of Non-Indigenes (SCNI), at the weekend, held a crucial meeting with the Government of Bayelsa State, to seek ways of deepening existing peace and unity in the state. The council, which comprises all non-indigenes living in the state, met with the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, at the Information House, Yenagoa. Iworiso-Markson, told the non-indigenes that the country must embrace peaceful co-existence and promote unity to achieve national integration and development. Read more

Dakuku Peterside, APGA boss, Ugwuanyi call for peace, generosity, love (Guardian)

Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has urged Rivers people and Nigerians to exhibit courage, selflessness and generosity as Christians celebrate Easter. He made the call in an Easter message in Port Harcourt on Saturday.He said Easter was a time for sober reflection as it was the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ which exemplified courage, perseverance, pain and triumph over the most difficult challenges. He stated that “Jesus Christ as the only Son of God could have used his position and powers to avert his betrayal and eventual crucifixion despite being aware. Read more

Kebbi police rescue Chief Imam after 12 days in captivity (SUN)

The Kebbi State Police Command has rescued the Chief Imam of Senchi, in Zuru Local Government Area, Alhaji Mode Senchi, from the den of kidnappers after 12 days in the captivity. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Ibrahim M. Kabiru, who paraded three suspected kidnappers behind the Islamic Cleric, on Thursday, at the Command’s Headquarters, said the suspects were apprehended through intelligence report and voluntary information from the general public. Read more

2 injured in Ondo East APC bloody clash (SUN)

There appears to be no end in sight to the leadership crisis rocking the Ondo East Local Government Area chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after a bloody clash between supporters of two rival groups in the local government. It was gathered that during the melee, two party supporters were injured at the Council’s Secretariat, at Bolorunduro. Already, the executives of the party in the local has petitioned the State Commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju and other relevant  security agencies to quickly intervene in the prevailing dispute. Read more

Wife’s Corpse found in Trado-medicine Vendor’s Car in Ilorin (Leadership)

The Kwara State Police Command has arrested a trado-medicine vendor, Raji Muftau after finding his wife’s corpse in his vehicle. The suspect who resides at Asa Dam Road was arrested along Osere area, Ilorin, with his wife’s corpse in the car. It was gathered that the suspect was apprehended by the police, he usually drove around town hawking his local herbs with the corpse his wife in the car, ‘a ritual’ a source said is to boost sales of his product. It was learnt that following a tip off from residents of Osere area, the suspect was nabbed by officers of the Surulere ‘B’ Divisional Police station. Read more

CAF Confederation Cup: Plateau United FC to play at Agege Stadium — Management (Vanguard)

Plateau United FC will continue its campaign in the CAF Confederation Cup playing at Agege Stadium, Lagos, when they square up with USM Algiers in the elimination fixture, the media, Albert Dakup has said. The Savannah Boys has an uphill task facing the North African opposition after being knocked out from the CAF Champions League by Etoile due Sahel of Tunisia. The Kennedy Boboye-tutored team will now play its next fixtures against USM Algiers at the Agege Stadium due to the non-compliance of Rwang Pam Stadium to the CAF inspectors standard. Read more

Pope Francis in Good Friday address: I’m ashamed of the state of the world (Independent)

Pope Francis has said he feels shame over the state of the world that future generations will inherit. People everywhere should feel ashamed about a planet “fractured by divisions and wars, a world devoured by selfishness, in which the young, the sick, the old are marginalised”, he said. The leader of the globe’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics spoke out to condemn what “our generation” is leaving to young people. The 81-year-old pontiff had presided at a Good Friday procession around Rome’s ancient Colosseum, attended by 20,000 people. After the event, the Pope offered a brief meditation, full of what he said was shame, repentance and hope. Read more

Thousands show solidarity with rape victims at rallies in Ireland (Belfasttelegraph)

Thousands of people have attended rallies to demonstrate following the outcome of a rape trial. Demonstrations were held in several cities across Ireland including Dublin, Belfast, Galway and Cork. Ireland rugby internationals Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were unanimously acquitted of rape on Wednesday. The jury of eight men and three women deliberated for three hours and 45 minutes after hearing all the evidence presented during the nine-week trial at Belfast Crown Court. Read more

15 killed, hundreds injured in bloodiest day in Gaza since 2014 clashes (Nbcnews)

Israel will target “terror organizations” in Gaza if violence along the territory’s border with Israel drags on, the chief military spokesman warned Saturday, a day after thousands of Palestinians staged protests near the border fence. The mass marches were led by Gaza’s ruling Hamas group and touted as the launch of a six-week-long protest campaign. Palestinian health officials said 15 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and more than 750 hit by live rounds, making it the bloodiest day in Gaza since the 2014 cross-border war between Israel and Hamas. Read more

Judge allows 2,300 women to proceed with gender bias lawsuit against Goldman Sachs (Independent)

More than 2,300 women are pushing forward with a lawsuit claiming one of Wall Street’s largest banks discriminated against them on grounds of gender, after a federal judge gave the green light to their action. US District Judge Analisa Torres said the women could bring their lawsuit alleging discrimination in terms of pay, promotions and performance reviews against Goldman Sachs, as a class action. The ruling covers female associates and vice presidents who have worked in Goldman’s investment banking, investment management and securities divisions since September 2004. Read more

 

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